[Python-Dev] Exceptions and slicing

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Sep 20 12:02:21 CEST 2006

Is it an oversight that exception instances do no longer support
slicing in Python 2.5?

This code works in 2.4, but no longer in 2.5:

    open("", "r")
except IOError, details:
    print details[:]


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